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Hand saw for veneer cutting

05-24-2013 01:40 AM by BertFlores58

After researching on the internet ways of making veneers, the best method is ...

16 08-23-2016 04:35 PM
View ki7hy's profile (online now)

Marking/mortise gauge ID

08-21-2016 04:04 AM by ki7hy

I was at an antique store about a month ago and found a mortise gauge. It was...

7 08-23-2016 04:20 PM
View ki7hy's profile (online now)

Input on this Stanley 45 deal.

08-22-2016 08:48 PM by ki7hy

I could use a combo plane and have been thinking about the Veritas and hear t...

27 08-23-2016 03:20 PM
View Kirk650's profile

LN 212 scraper plane

08-23-2016 12:47 AM by Kirk650

I needed a scraper today for some tangled grain in Hard Maple. My hand scrape...

2 08-23-2016 11:49 AM
View bbasiaga's profile

No 80 scraper set up question

08-20-2016 10:20 PM by bbasiaga

Does the bottom need to be flattened like you would on a regular plane? Th...

7 08-22-2016 11:42 PM
View scottfl's profile

What kind of hand plane is this ?

08-22-2016 10:59 PM by scottfl

Hi. My colleague found this hand plane and I am curious about it. First off, ...

2 08-22-2016 11:35 PM
View makeBrooklyn's profile

Can anybody tell me what sort of plane this is?

08-21-2016 05:27 AM by makeBrooklyn

It seems to be missing the adjustment knob and lever cap but the frog isnR...

3 08-21-2016 10:42 PM
View poopiekat's profile

Another "Whatizzit" for My Tool Depository

08-19-2016 02:32 AM by poopiekat

I found a small cache of tools at a thrift shop, likely from some dead old ma...

11 08-19-2016 10:52 PM
View Don W's profile

Levels of your dreams

06-18-2016 06:03 PM by Don W

Its been a while since I started a new thread here, and I just realized we ha...

28 08-19-2016 01:04 PM
View bbasiaga's profile

Need something for grinding...advice?

08-12-2016 11:53 PM by bbasiaga

I’ve gotten set up with some coarse and fine diamond stones, and some v...

18 08-17-2016 01:12 PM
View gargey's profile (online now)

Hand Tool Challenge: Best Project With Only Chisel + Mallet

08-16-2016 03:23 PM by gargey

Here are the rules: Build the most impressive project you can with only a ...

5 08-17-2016 12:31 PM
View nmssis's profile

dating and type

08-11-2016 01:34 AM by nmssis

Does anyone have any idea as to the year and type of this Stanley no 6? th...

5 08-16-2016 11:44 PM
View bobasaurus's profile

Not a wood tool, but a fairly interesting find

08-14-2016 04:50 AM by bobasaurus

I bought this hilariously strange tool off an auction just because of how uni...

13 08-16-2016 05:30 AM
View YusukeKomiya's profile

Forced Patina on tools

08-07-2016 10:56 PM by YusukeKomiya

I was wondering if anyone has ever forced a patina on hand tools. I know that...

11 08-15-2016 01:33 PM
View GeneralDisorder's profile

Hand brace bit storage

10-17-2014 06:19 AM by GeneralDisorder

After a couple failed attempts to create a bit storage rack for the wall hung...

8 08-15-2016 02:41 AM
View fumehappy's profile

Help with oddball plane ID

06-16-2013 12:33 AM by fumehappy

picked this sucker up today at a yardsale. I can’t see any identifyng ...

13 08-14-2016 06:33 PM
View ModernRusticWorkshop's profile

Help Identifying Vintage Hammer

08-12-2016 10:59 PM by ModernRusticWorkshop

Hey Guys, I recently bought an old hammer from an estate sale, and need some...

1 08-14-2016 12:23 AM
View jspill's profile

Which miter box should I get?

07-14-2012 12:35 PM by jspill

I’m thinking of buying a miter box. I am reluctant to buy one from ebay...

10 08-13-2016 06:25 AM
View JADobson's profile

Bevel Up vs Bevel Down Jack Plane

08-12-2016 03:52 PM by JADobson

Hi all,My wife wants to get me a new plane for my birthday and I could use a ...

8 08-13-2016 02:26 AM
View Marn64's profile

need help with a complex screwdriver restoration

08-05-2016 09:39 PM by Marn64

So recently I found this really old screwdriver and I was wondering how you a...

4 08-13-2016 02:00 AM

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